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IN COURT: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: February 14, 2013

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IN COURT: Cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates' Court

Every week, the Echo will list the results of cases heard at Central Devon Magistrates’ Court. As these details are in the public domain, please do not contact us asking if we will leave cases out.

Clare Maunder , 23, of Rooks Way, Tiverton, assaulted a constable in the execution of his duty on January 1. She pleaded guilty and a community order was made which will see her have to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work during the next 12 months. She will have to pay £50 in compensation to her victim and was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

Amanda Farrington , 56, of Winslade Road, Sidmouth, pleaded guilty to failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis having been required to provide one in the course of an investigation into whether she had committed a criminal offence on December 14. She was fined £300 with a victim surcharge of £33 and costs of £85. She was also banned from driving for 16 months which can be reduced by 16 weeks if she satisfactorily completes an approved driving course.

Dayle Rees , 27, of Greenway, Exeter, admitted stealing 15 DVDs and confectionery from WH Smith in the Guildhall Shopping Centre on December 20. A community order was made which will see him have to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months. He will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £60 and there was no order for costs due to his limited means.

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Anthony Seatherton , 24, of Grendon Road, Exeter, was fined £60 after pleading guilty to being drunk and disorderly in South Street on December 20. He will also have to pay a victim surcharge of £20 with costs of £50.

Lee Sibley , 23, of Weirfield House, Exeter, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on December 21. He was fined £80 with a victim surcharge of £20. He was also ordered to pay costs of £60.

Jim Smith , 36, of Lloyds Crescent, Exeter, was concerned in the production of a quantity of cannabis, a Class B drug, on December 19. He pleaded guilty and received a six-month conditional discharge with a victim surcharge of £15. Lights, plants, and other materials associated with the production of cannabis are to be forfeited and destroyed.

Ruben Alves , 26, of Topsham Road, Exeter, drove on Old Tiverton Road on Christmas Day when the proportion of alcohol in his breath was 103mcg in 100ml, exceeding the prescribed limit. He pleaded guilty and was fined £380 with a victim surcharge of £38 and £85 costs. He was also disqualified from driving for two years which can be reduced by 24 weeks if he satisfactorily completes an approved driving course. He also admitted driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and without insurance but did not face an additional penalty. There was also a claim made for £300 in compensation, which was accepted.

Alex Amos , 23, of Victoria Road, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to having 4.51g of NRG2, a Class B drug, in his possession with intent to supply on August 25, last year. A community order was made which will see him subject to a curfew for four weeks and pay costs of £50. The drugs will be destroyed.

Sean Bailey , 28, of Church Road, Exeter, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Cowick Street on December 22. He was fined £35 with a £20 victim surcharge and no order for costs due to his limited means.

Alex Bevan , 21, of Commercial Road, Exeter, assaulted a constable in the execution of her duty on December 23. He pleaded guilty to this and also to assaulting a man by beating him on the same date. He was sent to prison for four weeks. Magistrates said the offence was serious as the crimes were committed while he was on licence and in light of his previous convictions. He will have to pay £50 in compensation to his victims and there was no order for costs.

Clare Fanson , 32, of Salters Court, Exeter, drove in Hill Barton Road on Christmas Eve when the proportion of alcohol in her breath was 64mcg in 100ml, exceeding the prescribed limit. She pleaded guilty and was fined £110 with a victim surcharge of £20. She was additionally disqualified from driving for 18 months which can be reduced by 18 weeks if she satisfactorily completes an approved driving course.

John Hannaway , 52, of Magdalen Road, Exeter, pleaded guilty to stealing four joints of beef worth £20 from the Co-op in Heavitree Road on New Year's Eve. The offence was committed while he was subject to a suspended sentence order which had been issued in connection with an offence of assault. The suspended sentence was implemented as a sentence of six weeks. There was no order for costs or compensation due to the prison term.

Shaun Harper , 42, of South Lawn, Sidford, admitted two offences of making use of the public electronic communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another. The first offence occurred between October 20 and October 22 last year and the second was between November 16 and November 23 last year. The sentence was deferred until April 15 with the expectations that Harper should keep out of trouble; commit no offences; maintain contact with a specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity; bring a report from that charity to demonstrate engagement, attendance and progress; and to save monies of £250 for compensation to his victim.

Samuel Henshaw , 18, of an address in Exeter, stole a bottle of aftershave worth £70 from Boots on December 22. He received a six-month conditional discharge with a victim surcharge of £15 and no order for costs due to his limited means.

David Legg , 22, of Peryam Crescent, Exeter, used threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on December 27. He pleaded guilty and received a six-month conditional discharge and had to pay a victim surcharge of £15. There was no order for costs.

Laura Preece , 32, of Pellinore Road, Exeter, was disqualified from driving for 16 months after she pleaded guilty to driving from Alphington Road to Chudleigh Road on November 16 last year while unfit to drive through drugs. She also had to pay a fine of £110 and a victim surcharge of £15. Magistrates determined that she would not be offered the chance to participate in the approved driver rehabilitation course.

Abigail Rank , 21, of Sydney Place, Exeter, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on December 30. She received a six-month conditional discharge and had to pay a victim surcharge of £15. There was no order for costs.

Darren Travers , 21, of Rosebery Road, Exmouth, admitted using threatening, abusive or insulting words and behaviour within the hearing or sight of someone likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress on September 28 last year. He also pleaded guilty to destroying a glass pane in the door of a property in Exmouth, causing £173.40 of damage, without lawful excuse on the same date. He received a nine-month conditional discharge and will have to pay £100 in compensation to the property's owner. There was no order for costs as magistrates decided that the need for compensation was greater.

Andrew Ricketts , 25, of Pennsylvania Crescent, Exeter, failed to comply with a direction given by a constable in Okehampton on New Year's Day when he was asked to leave the town centre and not return for a period of seven hours and 20 minutes, the constable believing that his presence was likely to cause or contribute to the occurrence of alcohol-related crime or disorder. He also admitted have 0.2g of cannabis, a Class B drug, in his possession on the same date. He was fined a total of £135 and was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20. There was no order for costs due to his limited means and the drugs will be destroyed.

Tracey Willdigg , 38, of Kestor Drive, Exeter, received a six-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to being the parent of a child who failed to regularly attend school between May 7 and November 5 last year. She was additionally ordered to pay costs of £25.

Daniel Sibley , 25, of Bell Lane, Bovey Tracey, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Exeter on New Year's Day. He was fined £45 and a further £90 for being found in possession of 3.25g of amphetamines, a Class B drug, on the same date, which he also admitted. He will have to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and £85 costs. The drugs will be destroyed.

 
 

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